Livid fishermen threaten to dump rotting seafood in Downing Road except Boris Johnson types out delays to exports since Brexit
- UK seafood exporters have confronted a ‘good storm’ of issues since January 1
- IT issues, forms and confusion have all performed an element in commerce hold-ups
- Stories made about shellfish rotting in ports that means they may not be offered
UK seafood exporters have been hit by a ‘good storm’ of forms, IT issues and confusion for the reason that EU commerce settlement kicked in on January 1.
There have been complaints of shellfish rotting in ports because the ‘disastrous’ hold-ups meant they may not be offered in Europe.
Some Scottish fishing companies will probably be compensated due to hold-ups within the wake of the Brexit deal after exporters have been hit with a ‘good storm’ of issues since New 12 months
Requested about Scottish fishing boats caught in port as there was no one to purchase their catch, Mr Johnson advised MPs: ‘In as far as there are delays attributable to quite a lot of issues, we’ll compensate these fishing companies.
‘However there’s a huge alternative for Scotland and for the entire of the UK with the rise in quota that we get from the deal.’
Jamie McMillan, the boss of world-renowned Loch Fyne Seafarms, has been left with field upon field of contemporary lobsters, langoustines and hand-dived scallops which he can not promote.
Pictured: Fishermen transfer clams on the harbour in Tarbert, Scotland yesterday
In a livid video message yesterday he mentioned: ‘Prime Minister, and Michael Gove – I can guarantee you if Scottish exporters can’t get their product to market subsequent week, we will probably be on the gates of Westminster and we will probably be dumping our shellfish in your doorstep, rotten.
‘The identical means the Westminster UK authorities is rotten to the core.’
He has complained the fishing business on the West Coast of Scotland is in an ‘completely disastrous state of affairs’ with perishable shellfish caught at customs, that means boats have been advised to remain in port as there’s no-one to purchase their catch.